Mr. Marques Stewart
Mr. Stewart was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and was raised in Pensacola, FL where he later graduated from Woodham High School in 1996. Upon graduation from high school he continued his educational career at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL., where he received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Masters in Administration & Supervision and also acquired an Education Specialist Degree in Education Leadership. Currently Mr. Stewart is finishing a Doctorate in Education Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri and is on track to graduate in December of 2020.
Mr. Stewart began his teaching career in Montgomery Public Schools in 2001 in Montgomery, AL and later within Selma City Schools. In 2005, Mr. Stewart entered the field of administration in Lowndes County Public Schools in Hayneville, AL and served in various administrative capacities spanning from Reading Coach, Assistant Principal, Principal, and as a Middle School Education Specialist. During the 2009-2010 school year, Mr. Stewart served as an Asst. Principal for the Tuscaloosa City Schools system at Eastwood Middle School before later relocating in the summer 2010 to Kansas City, Missouri where he became the Turnaround Principal at Longfellow Elementary School from 2010-2012.
After just two years at Longfellow Elementary in Kansas City, MO, Mr. Stewart was recruited and joined the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan as a Turnaround-Principal of Brenda Scott Elementary-Middle School. During his tenure as Turnaround-Principal, the students at Brenda Scott Academy made unprecedented academic gains in student achievement and also saw significant increases in student attendance going from 77% in 2011 to 95% in 2014 through implementation of Student Centered Learning. At the conclusion of the 2012-2013 year the Brenda Scott Academy ranked #5 out of 127 K-8 schools in the city of Detroit for academic growth. In August 2014, the school was removed off the state of Michigan’s Persistently Lowest Achieving List (PLA). In December of 2014, he was selected as Principal of Harper-Archer Middle School in Atlanta Public Schools where he served until the schools closure in June of 2019. Mr. Stewart joined Frederick Douglass High School in July of 2019 and is looking forward to returning for the 2020-2021 school year.
In his spare time Mr. Stewart enjoys playing basketball, golf, coaching softball, and also spending time with his family. Mr. Stewart also serves on the Advisory Board for Education Re-imagined. He prides himself with the ability to stress and demonstrate the importance of building mutual relationships with students, parents, staff, and all other community stakeholders.